Lake Singletary Watershed Association
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2016 LSWA Golf Tournament
Oct, 1st @ Blackstone National
 
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Sutton Deputy Fire Chief Jim Galanos and the Sutton Fire/Rescue team practice emergency boating rescues on Lake Singletary.
 
 
Welcome To The Lake Singletary Watershed Association
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
I relate to Fitzgerald’s feelings when it comes to summer. As things spring to life after a winter of dormancy, it does impart a perception of “life beginning over again.” Consequently, our lake also comes alive with the activities and opportunities that only the summer season affords. It seems that after some early warm weather teasers, interrupted by decidedly cooler periods, the summer of 2016 has officially arrived at Lake Singletary. 

The early ice-out, resulting from the milder winter, allowed us the opportunity for an early lake refill without concern for ice damage as the water level rose. So with a full lake and summer’s warmth, we have the main ingredients for a great season on the water. 

“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine… it’s summertime” –Kenny Chesney
 
Since summertime is the busiest season for activity on and around the lake, we all have to do our part to ensure everyone’s safety. How can we impact lake safety? We’ve all witnessed unsafe activities and practices. Like the saying goes, “when you see something say something.” That doesn’t mean we should immediately dial 911. Instead, I would hope that when we see something unsafe, we should make an effort to educate the person involved by explaining how they could enjoy the same activity without the elevated risk. There are several things I’ve noticed that seem to be happening with more frequency. These include swimmers crossing the lake at busy times without a safety boat, boating after sunset without proper navigation lights (especially kayaks), and boat passengers riding with their legs dangling over the bow. Another hazard that seems to go unnoticed by many boat operators is excessive wakes for no reason. Before this last one gets misconstrued, I’m not talking about wake boarding activities, as that’s a legitimate reason to produce a wake for a recreational purpose. I’m referring to the skippers we
all see operating their boats with too much bow-up trim, an imbalanced load or just running at the wrong speed creating a huge wake for no reason. These boaters plow their way along intently watching out in front of their craft while oblivious to the havoc they create behind them. So while we’re out and about the lake this season, let’s all try to politely pass along some operating tips to those who could benefit from the knowledge.

I’m happy to report that our association continues to remain healthy. The success of the Lake Singletary Watershed Association continues to be a result of the hard work of the board of directors and the strong support all of you provide. I would welcome anyone who has an interest to serve on the board to contact myself or any of the board members. There’s no length of residency requirement to serve on the board, so even if you recently moved to the lake we would love to hear from you. 

I’ll leave you with a couple of parting quotes. If you feel inclined to complain about the heat, now that’s it’s here, just remember this Yogi Berra line. “It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.” So try to get out and make the most of this season that always seems to go by too quickly. William Shakespeare must have agreed with me since he once said, “Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.”

I hope to see all of you on and around the lake this summer, and let’s wish and work towards a happy, healthy and safe season.
 
Paul Kawolis, LSWA President

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Last update - 7/25/2016
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Hanover Theater-Worcester
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Matt’s at the Buzzer-Millbury
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